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{Long-term Reading Challenge} The Classics Club

15 Jun

The aim is simple: read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books over the course of 5 years.

Simple stuff, right?

The daunting part is trying to pick titles for this! There is a plethora of classics out there. Stacks of them! But after a lot of sitting around and thinking about it over half-a-dozen cups of tea, I have 20 of the 50 titles I would like to read for this.

I’m leaving 21-50 blank, not because I’m planning to bail on the challenge, but because I think my reading tastes are going to continue to evolve over the next few years. A book that might fill me with joy now may be of little interest in 4 years’ time.

Here’s to evolution! Huzzah!

The Classics Challenge Reading List – to be completed by 15/06/2021.

  1. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Austen, Jane: Complete Juvenilia
  3. Balzac, Honore: The Black Sheep
  4. Bengtsson: The Long Ships
  5. Bronte, Charlotte: Villette
  6. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  7. Ferrier, Susan: The Inheritance
  8. Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated
  9. Forster, E.M.: Howard’s End
  10. Franklin, Benjamin: Autobiography
  11. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Sylvia’s Lovers
  12. Jekyll, Agnes: The Kitchen Diaries
  13. Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
  14. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  15. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  16. Schulz, Bruno: The Street of Crocodiles
  17. Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
  18. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  19. Woolf, Leonard: The Wise Virgins
  20. Woolf, Virginia: Melymbrosia
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